The last time Nebraska took the field, its own shortcomings ended with one of the most disappointing losses in its history.
The Cornhuskers' 45-31 loss to Georgia in Tuesday's Capital One Bowl did little for the healing process.
Quarterback Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs sent No. 23 Nebraska to its third straight bowl loss.
It was a particularly stinging defeat for the Cornhuskers (10-4), who finished the season with two straight losses - both with woeful defensive performances. Nebraska is just a month removed from losing 70-31 to Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 1.
The 591 yards of total offense that Georgia posted in its win Tuesday were the most Nebraska has ever allowed in a bowl game, passing the previous high of 518 by Alabama in the 1966 Orange Bowl.
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